Hannibal is over. Here’s a hankie to dry your tears. Oh, sorry, that one has blood on it, try this one instead. But what if… Hannibal wasn’t really over? What if there could be a movie? That’s the sort of thing that cold-hearted series creator Bryan Fuller is talking about right now, and even though that’s the sort of thing he’s been talking about for a while, fans of the departed show might be happy to know that producers are still thinking about ways to continue the story.
Fuller says in an interview that “[producer] Martha De Laurentiis is looking into financing for a feature film,” and that while the odds are low — less than 50/50 — they’re still trying to work things out. There are even more comments out there about what a fourth season might have been, too, which will give people ideas to chew on while dreaming of that movie or new mini-series or whatever.
Note that spoilers for the end of Hannibal season three follow. Read More »
Hannibal may be ending, but it isn’t over yet, with several episodes left to air in the third season. This is where the show starts to catch up to previous movie installments, too, with the character Francis Dolarhyde, aka the Red Dragon, showing up in the storyline. Richard Armitage takes over the role previously played by Tom Noonan (Manhunter) and Ralph Fiennes (Red Dragon) in feature film versions of the story.
We saw the Red Dragon in early promos for this season. Now there’s a great long Hannibal Red Dragon trailer that devotes several minutes to promoting the appearance of the character. Watch below. Read More »
Update: After NBC, Netflix, and Amazon each passed on a Hannibal Season 4, showrunner Bryan Fuller confirmed at Comic-Con that they are exploring the possibility of a feature film. More details on the possibility of a Hannibal feature film after the jump. Read More »
It is probably too much to expect that a streaming service will swoop in to save Hannibal. We know Netflix is out, thanks to deals with other companies. Amazon already has streaming rights to the first three seasons (the first two are streaming now, the third eventually will be, after broadcast) seems like the most likely home. In fact, that Amazon deal may make Amazon nearly the only possible contender. And with NBC out of the picture, even that deal will be complicated.
Now contracts for leads Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen have expired. That means they’re free agents, which means that a fourth season for Hannibal would involve negotiating new contracts, making things even more complex. Read More »
Producer Bryan Fuller had ambitious plans for his NBC series Hannibal, but he may never get to explore them on screen. NBC has cancelled Hannibal, just weeks after its third-season premiere. The show will finish out the third seasons, and then exit the network’s schedule. There’s nothing else quite like Hannibal on TV; now there won’t even be Hannibal on TV. Read More »
Hannibal returns for a third season beginning on June 4, and with just a couple weeks left before the new season premiere we’ve got a long new Hannibal Season 3 promo that teases a bunch of new developments in the show. This promo features the major cast members explaining some of where the characters are now, and what’s different this year. “Season three is like a blank slate” says Caroline Dhavernas, who plays Alana Bloom.
There’s also the promise of the arrival of a familiar character, Francis Dolarhyde, played by Richard Armitage, who we see in this video.
Note: If you haven’t seen the second season of Hannibal and are planning to, what follows may feature a few spoilers. (But that’s been the case for all of this season’s promos so far.) Read More »
Hannibal Season 3 begins on June 4, and now series creator Bryan Fuller is offering up some details on the new batch of episodes. First up, he has revealed a couple of the directors for this season. One is returning helmer Vincenzo Natali, who directs the first three episodes of Season 3. Another is Neil Marshall, known for his own efforts on Game of Thrones and features like The Descent. He tackled the show’s eighth episode, which has a title that fans of the book series and previous films should be very intrigued by. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s probably a bad idea to accept a taste of anything Hannibal the brilliant psychiatrist/cannibal has to offer, but it’s an excellent idea to get a taste of Hannibal the acclaimed NBC drama. Especially when the taste is as delectable as this one is.
The very first trailer shows Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) looking for his old friend Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), in what appears to be Florence, Italy. It seems he’s got a pretty important message to deliver. Newly minted series regular Gillian Anderson also swings by. Watch the Hannibal Season 3 trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
Bryan Fuller may not be quite at George R.R. Martin‘s level when it comes to killing off beloved characters, but Hannibal is still a show about a serial killer. It should come as no surprise that from time to time, characters get shot in the face, chopped into pieces, or braised in a nice wine sauce.
What is shocking is that sometimes, those characters nevertheless find ways to come back. At the Hannibal Comic-Con panel Thursday, Fuller confirmed the returns of two fan favorite characters believed to be dead. Hit the jump to find out who, and to get some more details on Hannibal Season 3. (Be aware the spoilers follow.)
Update: We’ve added video of the full Comic Con panel (minus footage clips) for Hannibal.
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Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
The world of Hannibal is a deadly serious one, full of intelligent psychopaths able to realize their “designs” with terrifying precision. But as the Hannibal Season 2 gag reel shows, the set of Hannibal looks much more lighthearted.
After the jump, watch Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, and the rest of the cast screw up during takes and screw around between them.
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